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J. A. Felker
J. A. Felker

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New York Times, Sunday, January 19, 1975

Author:
J. A. Felker
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
J. A. Felker has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,290
Across
1
Fuel : COAL
5
Converse : CHAT
9
Nonplus : STUMP
14
Month: Abbr. : SEPT
18
Dance : HULA
19
French river : OISE
20
Aaron's forte : HOMER
21
King Arthur's father : UTHER
23
Alice T. Hobart's fuel of 1930's : OILFORTHELAMPSOFCHINA
27
Entertain : FETE
28
Network initials : ABC
29
Rhine attraction : LORELEI
30
Topper : LID
33
Take five : REST
35
W.W. II girl : WAAC
37
Spotted cats : OCELOTS
38
___ of tea : ACUP
40
Hurry : STEPONTHEGAS
43
Look well on : BECOME
45
Biblical wells : AINS
46
Grandfather: Lat : AVUS
47
Religious degrees : THMS
51
Overwhelmed : INAWE
52
Naked or hairy : APE
53
Delight : GLEE
54
Dickens clerk : HEEP
55
Shell game, so to speak : OILEXPLORATION
59
___ rat (suspect) : SMELLA
61
Hoosier poet : RILEY
62
Blessings : BOONS
63
Tramps : HOBOES
64
Slight trace : SOUPCON
67
Overwhelms : ROUTS
68
Calms : SEDATES
69
Lose : MISLAY
70
Kind of plaster : COURT
71
___ hairs : SPLIT
72
Trojans : ILIANS
73
Tires : RUNSOUTOFSTEAM
78
Stage award : TONY
79
Parry : FEND
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Butterfly gear : NET
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Pluperfect, e.g. : TENSE
82
Asian trees : ENGS
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Port of Egypt : SAID
84
Symbol of cruelty : SADE
86
Kitt : EARTHA
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Zippy : FULLOFENERGY
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Lamb : YEAN
91
Schooner feature : TOPSAIL
95
___ fault : FIND
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Husky's tow : SLED
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Hosp. people : RNS
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Resins : ELEMINS
100
Musical notes : LAS
101
Kind of car lot : USED
103
Abetting : ADDINGFUELTOTHEFLAMES
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Avocet's kin : STILT
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Fran's friend : OLLIE
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Mostel : ZERO
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Night or shanks' : MARE
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Minerals : ORES
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Controls : REINS
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Eur. power : USSR
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Fuel : PEAT
Down
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Japanese measure : CHO
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"___, monsieur" : OUI
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One and ___ : ALL
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Kind of riot, in comedy ads : LAFF
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Polite, in Rome : CORTESE
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Gas-pump listing : HITEST
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Tree : ASH
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Letter : TEE
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Moslem months : SHABANS
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Fence sitter : TOMCAT
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Arbiter, for short : UMP
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Mine, in France : MES
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Literary kickoff : PROLOGUE
14
French sugars : SUCRES
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Kennedy : ETHEL
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Vance : PHILO
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Belief : TENET
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Moslem ruler : RAIS
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Poetic word : OER
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Get the ___ (call the police) : LAWON
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Spanish seals : FOCAS
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Lips: Prefix : LABIO
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Ancient tribe of England : ICENI
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Of a nobleman : DUCAL
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Three-legged stand : TEAPOY
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___-sur-Marne, France : CHALONS
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Muscular coups : POWERPLAYS
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Harbor unit : PIER
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Smooths out : EVENS
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Kind of jumping bean : MEXICAN
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Gotham park : THEBATTERY
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Slave : HELOT
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Brawl : MELEE
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German joke : SPASS
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Danish measure : ALEN
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Florentine painter : GIOTTO
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Strategic moves : PLOYS
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Be rich in : ABOUND
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Vacation activities : TOURS
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Closet catchall : SHELF
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Spanish dressmaker : MODISTA
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Hit : SMITE
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___ troubled waters : OILON
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Consuming : USING
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Buy a ___ drinks : ROUNDOF
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Kind of check : SPOT
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Town near Paris : CREIL
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Takes the wheel : STEERS
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Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
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Share in : ENTER
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Biblical town : ASHAN
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Wealth : MEANS
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Becomes a hoax victim : FALLSFOR
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Going to court : SUING
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Governing bodies : SENATES
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___ on (etc.) : ANDSO
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"I only have ___ you" : EYESFOR
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Passes out : FAINTS
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Provide details : FILLIN
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Workers in adhesives : GLUERS
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Beverages : TEAS
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"When I grow too ___ dream" : OLDTO
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Ask, in Spain : PEDIR
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Umbrella, in song : SMILE
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Mine gas : DAMP
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Whitney : ELI
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___-chou (Chinese pottery) : TZU
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Males : HES
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West : MAE
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Time : ERA
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Determine : SET

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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